Are You Called? (A Wife’s Perspective)

When I was a senior in high school, many years ago, I went to a leadership conference at the college I would later attend. During that conference, I remember learning about leading. I do not remember all the things that were taught but I do remember God placed in my heart the call to ministry. […]

Podcast/Interview: “Seasons of Youth Ministry” (YM Sidekick)

“As a ministry professional, you deal with seasonal changes every year. Each season provides different opportunities for you and your ministry. But in addition to the seasons that change, your personal life has seasons that also change. You go from a young leader to a married leader to a married with children leader to an […]

Top 10: REAL Reasons I Can’t Come to Youth Group!?

10. I am grounded from youth group?  (seriously how bad do you have to be that your parents take away God and church.. “That is IT young lady, no God for you, 2 Weeks”!)  9. My parents said It was too nice outside to go to youth group? (snow day…icy night? They actually do call it […]

Social Media Hacks (Chris Hargrove)

I have always been a big fan of social media for my own personal life, but I never imagined how impactful it would be in my ministry to students and their parents. Social media is an ever-changing, ever growing, and at times, frustrating part of our lives. Chances are, you have probably spent some time […]

Game of the Week: “Memory-ial Daze!”

This is crazy, patriotic-themed MEMORY challenge.  Can be played as an individual, partners, small group or even as an upfront face-off challenge. Perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or any time you want to use it! A 10 Challenge Game, with 1 Bonus Tiebreaker! Includes: – 2 Powerpoint Presentations (editable and flat […]

Two Minute Resource Review: “Convinced: Applying Biblical Principles to Life Choices” (Walker)

“Convinced” is one of the newest books from youth ministry veteran, Mel Walker.  Mel has been serving in youth ministry for 40 years, is the author of more than 10 books, and is the president and co-founder for the “Vision for Youth” organization.   He as always writes a book that needed in our youth ministry […]

Top 10: MORE Worship Clappers! (Part 2..Clap Back!)

10. THE BACKHAND: one hand clapping on the back of the opposite hand. 9. THE BULLETIN BILLY CLUB:  one hand open palm and a bulletin clapping. | 8. THE KNOCK KNOCK:  one hand fist knocking on the chair or pew in front of the them 7. THE SQUARE DANCE (AKA: Holy Hoedown):  left palm up […]

“Get Your Head In the Game” (Baseball Screen Game)

Are Your Students Ready to Hit a HOMERUN in This Silly Fun Baseball Trivia Screen Game? See how much they really know!  Perfect for the beginning of the spring baseball season or just in time for the World Series! A 10 Challenge Game, with 1 Bonus Tiebreaker! Includes: – 2 Powerpoint Presentations (editable and flat […]